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TAG Magnet is going 1-to-1! This year, we are excited to roll out our 1-to-1 laptop program, where each TAG student will be issued a laptop for use in school and at home for the duration of the school year at no cost. Use of laptops will be integrated across the curriculum at TAG to increase student engagement, streamline organization, and provide access to new resources for all students.

Before we can issue laptops to students, a parent or guardian must attend one mandatory parent/guardian meeting on campus so that we can go over the specific responsibilities of students and parents regarding the new laptops.

The parent/guardian laptop orientation meeting will cover the following:

  • Laptop Specifications
  • Acceptable Use
  • Student Responsibilities
  • Parent Responsibilities
  • On-Campus Technical Support

Parents and guardians only need to attend one meeting. We have scheduled these meetings at various times and dates over the next three weeks to accommodate different schedules. The dates we currently have scheduled are:

  • Thursday, Sept 3rd, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
  • Friday, Sept 11th, 8:00 – 9:00am (this coincides with the TAG PTSA Coffee)
  • Tuesday, Sept 15th, 6:30 – 7:30pm or 7:30 – 8:30pm (coincides with the TAG PTSA Meeting)

We highly encourage every parent to attend one of these meetings! If you are not able to attend any of these meetings, please call the TAG office (972-925-5970) and we will take your name and work to find an alternative date for you to join us.

If you would like to read Mr. Mackey’s Welcome Back letter, you may view it by clicking below:

Welcome Back to School Letter 2015-16

You will also find arrival and dismissal information, dress code information, and school calendars and schedules on our Parent and Student Resource page located here (www.tagmagnet.org/resources).

If you are in need of finding where your bus stop is and what your pick-up/drop-off times are, visit the following link and search for your address. You must be using Internet Explorer in order for the site to work.

CLICK HERE FOR BUS ROUTES

If you are still having difficulties, call our office at 972-925-5970 and we will help you find the information you need.

All incoming TAG students and families are invited to join us on August 10th from 6-8pm in the Townview Commons for a welcome dinner. During this dinner, you will hear from Mr. Mackey, get to meet other TAG families and students, join the PTSA, and eat delicious food provided by our PTSA. You will also have the opportunity to buy some TAG swag from the PTSA.

We hope to see you on Monday, August 10th!

On August 6-7 and August 10-12, we will welcome all of our incoming students to TAG Flight School. Flight School will be held at TAG (Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Magnet Center) from 9am – 3pm, with optional social activities from 3pm – 5pm each day. We encourage all incoming TAG students to join us in getting to know Townview, TAG, and your fellow classmates before the school year kicks off. Lunch will be provided at no charge, though students are more than welcome to bring their own lunch if they choose.

We look forward to getting to know you more next week! If you have any questions, please call the office at 972-925-5970.

Indiana University ‘Business is Global’ is accepting applications for their summer 2015 program. DEADLINE is Tue 7 April. The program is a unique blend of culture, language, and international business learning that offers students an introduction to the myriad of opportunities available in today’s global marketplace. For more information and/or to apply, visit the school’s website. CLICK to view a video of last summer’s session. PROGRAM DATES : July 5-17, 2015.

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DISD The Hub recently featured TAG‘s own Mr. Ben Mackey who was recognized at a reception honoring DISD’s top principals. The article concludes, “See what makes Benjamin Mackey stand out as one of the best.” Be sure to click on the video as well. CLICK to see the article and watch the video. Congratulations, Mr. Mackey!!

Please see the “TAG Yearbook” post below. The deadline for recognition ads has been extended to Wednesday, March 4, 2015!

2015 AARI flyer

Events

  1. TAG PTSA Board Meeting

    September 1 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  2. Parent Laptop Meeting

    September 3 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  3. Labor Day – No School

    September 7 | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  4. PTSA Coffee

    September 11 | 7:30 am - 9:30 am
  5. Parent Laptop Meeting

    September 11 | 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Featured Student

Abigail Cartwright

Abigail graduated from TAG Magnet in May of 2014 and was recognized as the AP Texas State Scholar. This prestigious award is given to one male and one female student each year who had the highest average score on the highest number of AP exams taken over their entire high school career in the state of Texas. Abigail passed 20 Advanced Placement exams with an average score of a 4.7 out of 5.0. Abigail graduated in May of 2014 and has gone on to attend Rice University on a full athletic scholarship for Track and Field.

Congratulations Abigail!